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Understanding Costs Associated with Amazon RDS

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Description

This course explores the cost metrics associated with the Amazon Relational Database Service, known as RDS. Minimizing cloud spend is always a priority when architecting and designing your cloud solutions, and care should be taken to understand where your costs come from and the steps you can take to reduce them.

This course looks at each of the components associated with RDS that incur a cost and how those costs are broken down. It looks at on-demand instances, reserved instances, database storage & I/Os, backup storage, backtrack storage, snapshot export, and data transfer.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, please feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the different database instance purchasing options and payment plans
  • Learn about primary storage and I/O pricing options
  • Explore the costs associated with backup storage and backtrack storage
  • Learn about the pricing for snapshot exports and data transfers

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone responsible for designing, operating, and optimizing AWS Database solutions. It would also be advantageous for individuals planning to take the AWS Certified Database - Specialty exam.

Prerequisites

To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of the AWS global infrastructure. It would be beneficial, but not essential, to have a basic awareness of the database engines covered in this course, i.e. Amazon Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and SQL Server.

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Hello and welcome to this course covering cost metrics associated with the Amazon Relational Database Service, known as RDS.  Minimizing cloud spend is always a priority when architecting and designing your cloud solutions, and care should be taken to understand where your costs are derived from and the steps you could take to reduce and minimize this spending. Throughout this course, I will be looking at each of the components associated with RDS that incur a cost and how those costs are broken down.

Please bear in mind that I will be using screenshots and data that was current at the time of writing this course, however, pricing fluctuates often and so you should always check the latest pricing data when implementing your own solutions.  More information on RDS pricing can be found here: https://aws.amazon.com/rds/pricing/

Before we start I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Stuart Scott, and I am the AWS content and security lead here at Cloud Academy.  Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen, alternatively you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been designed to help those who are responsible for designing, operating, and optimizing AWS Database solutions, also it would be advantageous to anyone who is looking to take the AWS Certified Database - Specialty exam.

The objectives of this course are to define the cost metrics for Amazon RDS.  

Amazon RDS uses a variety of different Database engines, these being:

  • Amazon Aurora
  • MySQL
  • PostrgeSQL
  • MariaDB
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server

Across each of these database engines, there is a range of different components that have a cost associated, and I will be diving into each of these within this course and they include:

  • On-demand instances
  • On-Demand instances (BYOL)
  • Reserved instances
  • Reserved instances (BYOL)
  • Database storage & IOs
  • Backup storage
  • Backtrack
  • Snapshot export
  • Data transfer

Not all of the DB engines have all of these elements, and so for each of the above components I will be highlighting which DB engine they apply to 

As a prerequisite to this course, it would be beneficial to have a basic awareness of each of these Database services, although this is not essential.  For more information on these services, please see our existing course here: 

AWS Database Fundamentals: https://cloudacademy.com/course/aws-database-fundamentals-aws-180/

You should also have a basic understanding of the AWS global infrastructure, more information on this can be found here: https://cloudacademy.com/blog/aws-global-infrastructure/ 

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com.

About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.